The Northerns Cricket Union (NCU) is going back to coaching the coaches, as they have partnered with the Gary Kirsten-powered CoachED programme.

The skill set provided by the programme helps coaches to remain at the top of their game, and enhances those skills acquired through the coaching courses with Cricket South Africa.

“You can never learn too much in life,” Titans CEO Dr Jacques Faul explained.

“We anticipate enormous improvement on the standard of coaching in our region through the CoachED programme, which will ultimately put us in good stead to produce more players that will aspire to play at higher level, ” he added.

The CoachED platform is powered by former South African batsman Gary Kirsten, who then went on to win the 2011 World Cup with India as a Coach.

It is an online programme that offers a convenient platform for coaches from all walks of life, from the development stage right through to elite coaches.

“It really is a fantastic opportunity for all of our coaches, from the schools, clubs and private academies,” Sibonelo Ngcobo, the NCU Coaching Manager beamed.

“Coaching is a calling, because we can’t all be players. Especially in the early stages, it plays a huge role and that is why a programme like this will help our structures to produce even better results,” Ngcobo added.

The coaches enrolled in the programme will also benefit from exposure and interaction with high profile cricket specialists & experts around the world, which CoachED provides access to.

“We are also very lucky that the Hub/RPC coaches will be enrolled onto the programme without being charged. This will make a massive difference in the quality of the coaching and the quality of the players that will be coming through the Hub/RPC system,” Ngcobo revealed.

Continuous learning, interaction and the sharing of experience are all cornerstones of good coaching and, along with the online courses, there will also be an exclusive opportunity to tap into the way Kirsten himself operates. He will avail himself for a webinar on various cricket topics.

Much like Kirsten’s approach to batting, the programme is designed for the long run, and produce better cricketers in the South African system.

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